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On behalf of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, we are delighted to welcome FantaCon 2013 to New York State's historical Capital City. We are certain your experience will be productive and personally rewarding, but will also provide you with an opportunity to discover all that Albany has to offer. From shopping and dining, to arts and entertainment, to countless, eclectic restaurants, Albany has it all for you to take in!
The Albany Marriott is centrally located. Nearby, you will find many options for shopping and dining, including over 40 restaurants, and Colonie Center Shopping Mall, featuring L.L. Bean, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Christmas Tree Shops, Sephora, and Regal Cinemas Stadium 13.
Approximately 20 minutes from Wolf Road, is the contemporary design of the Empire State Plaza, completed as a vision of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1978. The Plaza was built, not only to serve as government offices, but as a center of arts, culture, and community activity. The New York State Museum (the largest State Museum in the country), the Empire State Art Collection, and the Empire State Performing Arts Center (known as The Egg for its unusual and distinctive design) are all contained at the Plaza. Our rich, 400+ years of history compliments our contemporary destination. In addition, you will be able to visit the NYS Capitol, as well as the Albany Institute of History & Art.
Just a stone's throw away from the hustle and bustle of Wolf Road, is the Crossings of Colonie, an ideal place for walking, running, biking and skating. Conveniently bordering the Crossings is the Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center, one of the most comprehensive fitness facilities in the Capital Region that includes a family friendly water park.
Listed below are several useful links that will provide you with additional information regarding services, like shopping and dining in the Capital Region. If you have a question before coming to Albany, please contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Please enjoy your stay and come back soon.
Wolf Road dining options
Wolf Road map
Downtown Albany map
Downtown Albany dining options
Albany International Airport
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Colonie Center Mall
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We look forward to seeing you in Albany!